§ Mr. D. Foot
asked the Minister of Labour what steps the officers of his Department in Ipswich have so far taken 213W and propose taking to find employment for the 375 workers who have been declared redundant by Messrs Ransomes and Rapier.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
Messrs. Ransomes and Rapier Ltd., announced in November that 375 workers would be redundant towards the end of the year. Although no workers have yet been discharged, our local officers are already interviewing at the factory those who need their help. By 4th December 230 people had been interviewed, and 139 of these had found work. Our local officers will continue to assist those who ask for their help in finding alternative employment.